Saturday, January 17, 2009

A Tug at my heartstrings

Today is Saturday... it's not often that I get my kids to help clean- I mean really clean- the house. So when Cameron volunteerd to clean the downstairs bathroom, I didn't hesitate! First off, he is a boy, and I didn't think boys/guys did that! Secondly, the fact that I didn't have to scream at him or bribe him to do such a task about made me faint! Not only did he willingly volunteer, but he was cheerful all the while cleaning it!
The tender moment that I will (at least I hope) remember always was when I was in the family room folding laundry- he didn't know I was in there- and I heard Cameron start singing while he was scrubbing the toilet. The song... I'm not sure the name of it, but the words are as follows:

I often go walking through meadows of clover,
And I gather armfuls of blossoms of (something, I can't remember)
I gather the blossoms the whole meadow over,
Dear mother these flowers remind me of you.

Sniff... sniff... isn't he sweet!! My little boy is growing up and he loves me! I won't think too deeply about the fact that he was singing that as he was scrubbing a toilet! I'll just take it for what it sounded like... an angelic little voice telling me he loved me!


kjjaco5 said...

That is SO sweet.... I think those are the moments that Moms live for.

Toni said...

That is so precious! I love my little men, they can make you feel so good. He just earned like 50 brownie points for sure.

Jenn J. said...

There is really nothing more rewarding than seeing your babies grow up to be good kids. I love those "I'm so proud you're turning out to be such a great kid" moments. It makes you realize that maybe you are doing something right... or at least, not totally screwing them up from the great way they came in the first place. You are definitely doing something right! What a great boy who loves his mom. Can't say I blame him.


aw, so sweet!

cathi stanger said...

I haven't read the blog for a while and I'm ashamed. I love your pictures, but even more, I loved visiting with all of you at your home this past weekend. It was fun to accompany you when you sang in church. You are a great mom Carlie girl, and a fabulous aunt (thanks so much).
Love, Mom

Lacey said...

That made me cry!! Not just because, I feel a bit of pride, I helped teach him that song, but that he truelly was servng you, loving you, and thinking of you as he did something for you, something that would ease your burdens and lighten your heart!!!
Lets make him marry Lilli!!!
JK-Love ya